We Do It For the Dogs…

Keeping your dog active in the winter

by | Oct 25, 2022 | In The News, Pet Care, Pet Health

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There are many factors to consider when choosing a dog breed that will be a good fit for you. Some things to keep in mind are energy level, size, and trainability. With so many breeds to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. To help make the decision easier, we have compiled a list of our top five dog breeds that make great pets.

Golden Retriever

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Goldens are friendly, honest, and enjoy pleasing their human families. It’s relatively easy to train them. They approach the world joyfully, always eager to explore and make friends. As adults, they continue to be playful and seek approval. A breed bred to retrieve ducks and geese for hours on end, Labrador retrievers have an inherent love for swimming and fetching.

Labrador Retriever

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In addition to being friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited, Labrador retrievers have a lot of affection for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog. It has a dense, hard coat that comes in yellow, black, and a delicious chocolate color. Labs are most known for their friendliness. Their companionability makes them great housemates, and they socialize well with neighbor dogs and humans alike. As an enthusiastic athlete, the Lab requires lots of exercise, such as swimming and marathon fetch games.

Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzus are outgoing, furry, and affectionate, and that adorable face! It’s no surprise that Shih Tzu dog owners are delighted with their canine counterparts for the thousand years he’s been a symbol of class and grace. Following closely behind Shih Tzus are giggles and mischief; this feisty doggie just can’t help being cute. The Shih Tzu dog is especially warm and affectionate with children. Shih Tzu dogs are the perfect companions. These dogs actually enjoy sitting in your lap acting adorably as you watch, TV , read or sit down for quiet time.

French Bulldog

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The one-of-a-kind French Bulldog, with his large bat ears and even disposition, is one of the world’s most popular small-dog breeds, especially among city dwellers. The Frenchie is playful, alert, adaptable, and completely irresistible. The bright, affectionate Frenchie is a charmer. Dogs of few words, Frenchies don’t bark much but their alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They happily adapt to life with singles, couples, or families, and do not require a lot of outdoor exercise. They get on well with other animals and enjoy making new friends of the human variety. It is no wonder that city folk from Paris to Peoria swear by this vastly amusing and companionable breed.


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Beagles are excellent hunting and companion dogs. The Beagle is affectionate, funny, and cute thanks to its pleading expression. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy the company of other dogs. With big brown or hazel eyes set off by long, hound-like ears on a broad head, Beagle dogs are described as loving, happy, and companionable by their fans. For years, the Beagle has been the most popular of all hound dogs among American pet owners because of these qualities. They are curious, intelligent, and energetic hounds who need lots of playtime.

In summary, there are over 100 dog breeds, so narrowing it down to just five is no easy task. We hope you enjoyed our list of ten affectionate, intelligent, and loyal dog breeds that make great pets. Feel free to share your favorites with us!